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Wolfgang's Supports D.A. Blodgett - St. John's Foster Families

D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s Partners with Wolfgang’s Restaurant to Provide "Brinner" for Foster Families

May is Foster Care Awareness month!

Visit www.dabsj.org to learn more about becoming a foster parent.

For the last 3 years, Wolfgang’s Restaurant has donated family “brinner” to foster families from D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s (DABSJ). This “brinner” gives families a free, fun night out where they can enjoy breakfast for dinner, spend quality time together and interact with other foster families. The event is May 5th from 5-8 p.m. for DABSJ foster families. “Wolfgang’s has been supporting DABSJ Foster Care for 3 years. We believe that foster parents make an incredible impact on our community and the lives of children. We are happy to provide an appreciation “Brinner” for these families as they provide love and safety for so many children,” said Stacy Wolfgang, owner of the restaurant. Right here in Kent County over 1500 children experience neglect or abuse each year. In order for some of those children to stay safe, they may be placed in foster care. About 450 kids enter foster care in Kent County each year. DABSJ is the largest provider of foster care services in Kent County and are currently working with more than 200 families to provide these services. “One of our greatest, on-going needs is having enough foster parents to provide homes for the children that need ourhelp. We are grateful to Wolfgang’s for providing this event to appreciate all those who choose to become a foster parent. Foster parents are individuals who are dedicated to proving homes and hope to the children in our community. The goal of foster parenting is to allow the child’s parent’s time to get the help they need, so in the future they can be reunited with their children and provide a safe and loving home. Most children stay in foster care for approximately 9-12 months,” said Deb Disler, foster home licensing manager. Free orientations to learn more about becoming a foster parent occur the 2nd Monday of each month from 6:30pm – 8:30 pm in the North Conference Room at D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s located at 805 Leonard St. NE. Please RSVP to Lisa Puente at [email protected] or 616-451-2021.

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